Turks may not particularly be upset or frustrated with the slow pace of negotiations as they observe the recent economic and leadership performance of the EU…
Today the ALDE group is organising a conference on gender related issues between the EU and Turkey – ‘ A 2020 Gender Perspective for the EU and Turkey’ on the initiative of two ALDE MEPs Diana Wallis (UK, Lib Dem) and Gesine Meissner (FDP, Germany) and with co-participation of TÜSIAD (The Turkish Industrialist and Business Association) and KAGIDER (the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Turkey). See attached programme.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki before their meeting at Ciragan Palace in Istanbul May 7, 2010.? Read more »REUTERS/Murad Sezer
We are pleased to share the executive summary of our exclusive workshop ?Critical Reflections on Turkey-EU Relations?. The event was sponsored by Royal Holloway, Faculty of History and Social Sciences? (Faculty Initiative Fund). It brought together postgraduate researchers studying various aspects of Turkey-EU relations at British universities. The workshop participants included:
Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (2nd R) pose with their wives Hayrunnisa Gul (L) and Asma (2nd L) during a welcoming ceremony in Istanbul May 8, 2010.? Read more »REUTERS/ Osman Orsal
Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul rides Toyota’s i-REAL personal mobility vehicle before the celebration ceremony of the Japanese-Turkish Friendship at Ciragan Palace in Istanbul May 3, 2010.? Read more »
Greece?s unending anger over the economic crisis was visible again in what took place during May 1 demonstrations that turned into destructive urban warfare. It has shown what sort of risks the crisis creates within and how contagious it would be if it were to spill over to the other side of the Mediterranean ? to Italy and Spain.
After some ?ifs and buts? Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will be present in Washington, D.C., for the nuclear security summit and will use the occasion to intensely discuss where to go in the paralyzed ?normalization process? with Armenia.
My Dear Brother: Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago
1st May ? 24th July 2010
An unusual exhibition opening at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, ?My Dear Brother: Armenians in Turkey 100 years ago?, provides fascinating insights into the life of the Armenians living in the borders of modern Turkey at the beginning of the 20th century through a large collection of postcards of daily life and scenery from across the region. The exhibition of both enlarged images and original postcards was conceived and put together by Osman Köker, based on his book by the same name (Istanbul: Birzamanlar, 2005).
On Saturday April 24th, Armenian communities around the world will gather to remember the one and a half million victims of the Ottoman Turkish government?s systematic policy of deportation and extermination ? the Armenian Genocide. This year represents a particular landmark: the 95th anniversary of events that PM-to-be Winston Churchill labelled a ?holocaust?, and which Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the modern Turkey, called ?a shameful act?.
Kemal Atatürk?s description provides the title for Turkish historian Taner Akcam seminal book on the subject. Akcam, a historian by profession, is one of a growing number of Turkish historians and intellectuals who have broached the issue of the Armenian Genocide and concluded that it was just that ? a genocide.